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Mathematics in Wisconsin

Standards Review Process

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has a transparent and comprehensive process for reviewing and revising academic standards. The process began with a Notice of Intent to review and a month-long public comment period which began on January 28th, 2020. After the 30 day public notice period, the State Superintendent’s Academic Standards Review Council will examine those comments and recommend whether to revise or develop those standards. The State Superintendent determines whether to move forward with a revision process or continue with the current standards. If revision or development is determined to be needed, a state writing committee is then formed to work on those standards for all grade levels. That draft is then made openly available for review to get feedback from the public, key stakeholders, educators, and the Legislature, with further review by the State Superintendent’s Standards Review Council. The State Superintendent then determines adoption of the standards.

The writing committee has developed a draft of the new standards. The first draft was released on January 26, 2021 for a public review and provided to the education committees of the legislature. After the 30 day comment period ends, the State Superintendent’s Academic Standards Review Council will provide further review. The State Superintendent then determines adoption of the standards.

Use this survey to comment on the draft standards (open January 26th through February 25th)

Virtual public hearing

February 9 — 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Microsoft Teams Link

Or call in (audio only) at +1 608-620-9781
Phone Conference ID: 136 149 369#

Notice of Intent to review

Writing Committee Members

Standards Review Council, process, and checklist.

Wisconsin's Vision for Student Success in Mathematics

Wisconsin's Vision in Mathematics

Mathematical proficiency is essential for every student in Wisconsin. 

The Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics demonstrate a commitment to high expectations for what students should learn and the instructional shifts that will prepare them for their future.

Educators and leaders at all levels must take on the challenge and the responsibility to ensure that all students are mathematically literate.   

Students should analyze, reason, and communicate ideas effectively as they pose, formulate, interpret, and solve mathematical problems in a variety of situations to ensure success in a world beyond the classroom.

Guiding Principles of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics


Guiding Principles of Teaching and LearningWisconsin’s Guiding Principles for Teaching and Learning provide important guidance for teaching and learning in the classroom.
Wisconsin educators and mathematics leaders have identified some of the characteristics that should be present in mathematics classrooms at all levels.

WISELearn Resources

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Explore WISELearn Resources and find high-quality instructional materials contributed by Wisconsin educators in Mathematics. 

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The WI DPI Mathematics PLC is a space where PK-16 Math educators can engage in a dialogue around practice and research by adding ideas through links, posts, and comments. 
For questions about this information, contact Mary Mooney (608) 266-9368, Julie Bormett (608) 266-7921